NASA launches first mini-helicopter on Tuesday – NASA launches first mini-helicopter on Mars

– NASA successfully launches the first operated, controlled flight of its popular Mars helicopter to Mars.

NASA launches first mini helicopter on Mars

WASHINGTON – With a significant achievement for mankind, the US space agency NASA on Monday successfully launched the first powered, controlled flight of its popular Mars helicopter to Mars. The mini-helicopter started its flight at 3:30 pm Indian time and received data at NASA headquarters at around 4.25 pm Indian time. This small helicopter landed, flew a few feet off the ground, hovering in the air for about 20 to 30 seconds.

Following this achievement, the team will now attempt experimental flights for additional distances and altitudes. After the helicopter completes its technology demonstration, Perseverance Rover will continue its scientific mission. The US space agency NASA on Tuesday sent a small helicopter named Injuti with Perseverance Rover. Earlier, a historic flight was expected on April 11. Although it was originally expected to be launched on April 8, it was launched several times due to some technical reasons.

The launch delay was first announced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Bob Balram, chief engineer of Mars Helicopters at JPL, said the voyage, which began six years ago, has been a milestone in the ship’s history ever since. The mini-helicopter flew to Mars attached to the toad of NASA’s steering rover, which touched the red planet on February 18.

The scheduled date for the actual flight on April 11 has been moved several times, as engineers worked to resolve preflight tests and command sequence issues. Flying controlled on Mars is more difficult than flying on Earth. This is the first helicopter flight from NASA to another extraterrestrial planet. That is why it is considered a historic flight. Helicopters will be used to search for undesirable aspects of Mars. NASA had earlier released a picture of it.

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